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2013 Programme

Three Days Later 
Magnhild Opdøl 
16 November 2013 - 7 January 2014 
Three Days Later, featured new work by Norwegian artist, Magnhild Opdøl. Comprising film, sculpture, drawing and photographic work, this dark, yet thought-provoking exhibition invited the viewer to contemplate our relationship with the natural world.

Alphabet: featuring Ireland: Alphabet Series by Cork Printmakers and other work 
20 September - 9 November 
This exhibition featured the Ireland: Alphabet Series by Cork Printmakers; a sculptural piece,Abecedarium by Roscarbery-based artist and poet Michael Ray and from the Collection of the University College Cork Art Collection, Our Union Only In Truth by Garrett Phelan.

Alphabet Series was initiated by Cork Printmakers consists of 26 prints by 26 artists, each work taking a letter of the alphabet as a starting point. The artists are: Dave Connolly, Zoe D’Alton, Deirdre Delamere, Tom Doig, Aisling Dolan, Shirley Fitzpatrick,Marion Gilroy, Valerie Gleeson, Sean Hanrahan, Catherine Hehir, Heike Heilig, Mae Holland,Marianne Keating, Jo Kelley, Eileen Kennedy, Brian Lalor, Paul la Rocque, Aoife Layton,Peter McMorris, Donna McNamara, Claire Nagle, Noelle Noonan, Shane O’Driscoll, AntoniaO’Mahony, Georgina Sutton and Sylvia Taylor.

The exhibition opened to the public with a Culture Night Gallery Talk, When Alpha met Omega, Adventures with the Alphabet by Brian Lalor, artist, writer and Chair of Cork Printmakers.

Diarmuid Delargy: Paintings and Prints 
17 August - 14 September 
This exhibition comprised a selection of Delargy’s significant oil paintings and a number of monotypes musing on the theme 'Art and Extinction'. Click here to download a catalogue of works from this exhibition. A video of the Artist's Talk in the Gallery is available to view here

Processes of Change 
Tomasz Madajczak 
20 July - 10 August 
A multimedia art project comprising photographic works, sound installation and video installation, based on the private experience of the artist in relation to the global, social and technological changes which influence the life styles and focus points of modern societies. Tomasz Madajcza is a Polish artists living and working in west Cork. For video documentation of the exhibition, please click here

E •gress 
26 July - 3 August 2013 
An audio-visual installation which engaged with the paradox of absence and presence and its relation to Dementia, which takes as its inspiration the work of Boss (2004) around Ambiguous Loss Theory, made by artist Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan in collaboration with a number of partner organisations. A catalogue accompanied the artwork which was launched on Thursday 25 July by poet Thomas McCarthy.

West Cork Arts Centre Members’ Exhibition 
15 June - 13 July 2013 
A group exhibition celebrating visual art in West Cork, the exhibition is open to all artist members of West Cork Arts Centre. It is an opportunity for the Arts Centre to showcase the talent of the artists who live in the area or are connected to it through the Arts Centre. Each artist can enter one piece in any two or three dimensional medium. The variety of styles and subject matter makes the Members’ Exhibition one of the most diverse exhibitions of the year and is a great way to start the summer season. 
To see a selection of the work on exhibition, download this PDF (1.1MB) here and here

Octagon 
4 May - 8 June 2013 
An exhibition of painting, print, drawing, mixed-media, video and sound works by Alison Cronin, Marie Cullen, Sharon Dipity, Paul Forde-Cialis, Ian Humphreys, Tess Leak, Susan Montgomery and Sarah Ruttle, which showcased the diverse studio practices of 8 artists who facilitate creative learning programmes at the Centre.

See for Yourself 
12 - 27 April 2013 
An exhibition of artwork by second level students participating in WCAC's Second Level Exhibition Project in response to gallery visits to Dermot Seymour, Selected Paintings 1987 – 2012, and Rita Duffy, Arctic Circus at West Cork Arts Centre in Autumn 2012, supported by facilitating artist Alison Cronin and their class teachers. The participating schools were Clonakilty Community College, Rossa College, Skibbereen and Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty 
The exhibition also featured Wheel of Life, a short experimental film by the Youth Vision Project, a group of young people from Clonakilty, guided by artist Tomasz Madajczak.

Mikala Dwyer: Panto Collapsar 
2 February - 7 March 2013 
Mikala Dwyer is one of Australia’s most established and influential contemporary artists. This exhibition included an array of theatrically staged sculptures, totem-like structures and an extended wall painting. Dwyer is known for her playful, imaginative style and abstract installations that explore different notions of time, space and reality. The exhibition opened on Friday 1 February with an introductory talk by Ruth E. Lyons, Artist and Tour Co-ordinator and Niamh O'Donnell, General Manager & Executive Producer, Project Arts Centre and can be seen here

Lecturer, author and critic, Jon Bywater's response to Panto Collapsar can be seen here

Project Arts Centre on Tour: 
Panto Collapsar was originally commissioned by Project Arts Centre and the tour has been made possible with the support of an Arts Council of Ireland touring award and The Australia Council for the Arts. Originally curated by Tessa Giblin, Project Arts Centre, Dublin. 

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